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This Month in Queens Real Estate: AUG 2014
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  August 2014 Queens NY Market Update  In July, home sales dropped slightly from June when we saw a slight jump in sales. The increase in sales pace in June & July led to another substantial increa...
If you’re loyal to your insurance carrier it will cost you
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | Aug 1, 2014 | insurance company rates , PTB Blog Most successful businesses know how to treat their faithful customers.  A good restaurant owner will treat regulars with a compl...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Inherited IRAs are Not Protected from Creditors
Jul 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 12, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court—in a unanimous decision—ruled that Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) inherited by anyone other than a spouse are not retirement funds and therefore are ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JULY 2014
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June 2014 Queens NY Market Update    The pace of home sales rose sharply in June but was still below the pace of sales in June 2013. Prices posted moderate gains in June as well, remaining on pace ...
Estate Planning Basics for Newlyweds – How to Get Prepared for the Unexpected
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It’s that time of year – the time for beautiful weddings, fun receptions, delicious cakes, special gifts, and romantic honeymoons. While this is a joyous time for everyone, it’s also time for you a...
The Annual Pay Notice Requirement of the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act Could Be Close to Ending
Jul 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans After the Wage Theft Prevention Act went into effect, restaurant owners and other types of business owners became burdened with paperwork as they complied with annual requir...
$$ OPPORTUNITY HAS KNOCKED ! $$ Networking For Prosperity & Adventure $$
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Bring Pen & Paper for this great opportunity to learn about:  * Job search, Employment Training, Networking Skills & How Every Dollar Counts . **Snacks & Beverages provided.** WHEN : Wednesday June...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JUNE 2014
Jun 19, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 512 512 recommendations | email to a friend
June 2014 Queens NY Market Update The pace of home sales rose in May after a slow start in the beginning of 2014. Inventory increased slightly again in May, meaning buyers should have a bit more ch...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 1: The Italian presence…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 546 546 recommendations | email to a friend
  Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena for L'Idea Magazine   Book Expo America 2014 has brought a wave of foreign authors, either in the original language or in translation, and among the...
Book Expo America 2014 Part 2: The Authors Speak…
Jun 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 519 519 recommendations | email to a friend
Originally Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena  for L'Idea Magazine   Javits Center was the center of attention for all American book lovers for four days at the end of May, with a series of events...

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Nabe alarmed by suspicious package in Maspeth
Police were called after a Maspeth resident noticed an abandoned duffle bag and the strong aroma of gasoline coming from a unidentified canister next to Queens Midtown Expressway at Borden Avenue a...
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Comedy Warriors screening at NY film festival
Joe Kashnow was in Iraq for the initial invasion in April 2003, and like many soldiers before him and thousands that came after, his tour didn’t end the way he expected. Kashnow spent 18 months in ...
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Group fights reforms to Scaffold Law
Study finds Latino workers most at risk
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/14/13-10/20/13)
Monday, Oct. 14 Mathew Maldonado was arrested at 1810 Stockholm Street for unauthorized use of a vehicle by Officer Lewis. Jeremiah Thomas was arrested at 61-80 Woodhaven Boulevard for aggravated h...
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Middle Village Kiwanis Club holds first awards dinner
Thomas Clarke often donates his time to the General Slocum Memorial at All Faiths Cemetery, frequently helps out with school functions at Christ the King High School, and most recently assisted wit...
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Job seekers line up at the Shops at Atlas Park
NYS Sen. Joseph Addabbo supports long-running job fair
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Event shines 'light' on after-school programs
Lights on Afterschool, an annual event hosted by the Afterschool Alliance, took place for the 14th straight year on October 17. Lights On Afterschool promotes awareness for the need for after-schoo...
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Arcabascio looks to challenge Katz for Queens beep
Says former candidate Vallone would make great deputy
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Board: Premature to consider liquor license
Say Knockdown Center should obtain C of O first
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Crowley tours Maspeth IBZ
Vows to promote and expand benefit programs for area
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104th Precinct Police Blotter (10/7/13-10/13/13)
Monday, Oct. 7 Michael Duncan was arrested at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Rust Street for criminal trespassing by Officer Hynes. Joey Goodavage was arrested at 60-71 Woodbine Street for...
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Paul McCartney surprises and rocks Astoria
High School students receive lessons from legend
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Bocce courts at Juniper Valley getting a makeover
Parks commissioner hopes improvements attract citywide tourney
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COMET meets with Queens Quiet Skies
Grassroots movement to address airplane noise grows
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Knockdown art space in Maspeth seeks liquor license
Some Community Board members are skeptical with facility in Industrial Business Zone
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Dan Sullivan, candidate for the Republican candidate for election to the U.S. Senate, waves signs along a busy street on the morning of Alaska's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican appeared to be coming up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan took a primary lead in the fight to be the GOP candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.


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Standard Chartered billboards hang above a bank branch in Hong Kong on August 6, 2014New York state's banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for not detecting possible money laundering. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said the British bank's internal compliance systems had failed to detect or act on a large number of "potentially high-risk transactions" mostly originating from Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates. The new punishment came two years after the bank paid US regulators $667 million to settle charges it violated US sanctions by handling thousands of money transactions involving Iran, Myanmar, Libya and Sudan. A DFS monitor appointed in 2012 to keep an eye on the bank discovered that it had not detected the allegedly high-risk transactions from Hong Kong and the UAE or reported them as it should have, the department said.


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Iraq Shiite fighters prepare to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014. Fighters of the voluntary armed group formed after the radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to protect holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi lawmaker says residents of a minority Shiite town besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to the military to help end the siege.


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